Poll: 2016 Election Is Bad For People's Personal Lives

| by Ray Brown
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The 2016 presidential election isn't over, but it has already had a negative effect on nearly 40 percent of Americans, according to an ABC News/SSRS poll.

The poll found that 90 percent of Americans talk about the election often with family and friends, but 37 percent said those discussions have sometimes caused tension.

Men said they've experienced more tension than women. The poll found that 44 percent of men said discussing the election has caused them problems, while 30 percent of women said they've experienced the same.

Part of the reason for the tension might be that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are the most disliked candidates to run for the nation's highest office in 32 years, and likely the most disliked in election history.

According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll, 63 percent of voters have an unfavorable view of Trump, while Clinton doesn't fare much better with 57 percent having an unfavorable view of the former Secretary of State.

However unlikable, Clinton maintains a comfortable 8-point lead over Trump, according to CNN. That's despite the recent scandal created when Wikileaks released internal campaign emails that showed soft talk to Wall Street bankers and State Department emails that suggested a “quid pro quo” arrangement with the FBI to change the status of a classified email.

The Clinton email revelations have been vastly overshadowed by news of 11-year-old audio recordings of Trump using explicit language to describe groping women. Since the release of that recording, several more women have claimed they were groped by Trump in the 1990s.

Sources: ABC News, CNN, Tom Winter/Twitter/ Photo Credit: Global Panorama/Flickr

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